'La Bella Principessa,' late 15th century by Leonardo da Vinci
Christie’s auction house may have sold a priceless piece of art by Leonardo da Vinci for a little more than $21,000, according to researchers who claim to have identified the origins of the hotly debated painting.
The painting appears to have come from a 500-year-old book containing the family history of the Duke of Milan. Art historian Martin Kemp, of the University of Oxford, believes the mystery painting, which appeared in 1998, is a portrait of the duke’s daughter, created by da Vinci for her wedding book.
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See images of the portrait and book from livescience.com.
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